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+Vantage Case Studies: Turnkey Inspection

Read through three case studies for how +Vantage provided automation and integration services for inspection stages.

Providing Turnkey Inspection Cells

+Vantage is experienced in working with every size of manufacturer to help develop the inspection cell that fits their needs. From eddy current and resonance testing to leak testing, vision inspection, and laser part marking, +Vantage tool cells have you covered.

Carrier End of Line Measurement & Testing Cell

Gas and Diesel Carriers

This system consists of three (3) robots performing part handling across the cell. Parts enter the cell via incoming gravity roller conveyor. Parts are then transferred to various stations where multiple inspections are performed. Finally, parts are laser marked for traceability and transferred to outgoing powered belt conveyors.

  • The inspection process was too labor-intensive, and defective parts were getting through under the existing process.
  • The multistage machining process requires multi-step EOL inspection.
  • The manufactured components required a method of data acquisition and part traceability.

1. Incoming Conveyor

  • Roller Conveyor
  • Part Metering
  • Part Orientation Control

2. Vision Inspection Station

  • Inspections Include
  • Hole Position
  • Media Presence
  • Window Heights

3. Eddy and Resonator Station

  • Eddy Current Inspections
  • Inner Flange Crack Depth
  • Outer Flange Crack Depth
  • Resonance Inspection
  • Ping for Braze Condition

4. Air Gage Station

  • Diameter Size Inspection

5. Laser Marking Stations

  • Automatic Laser Marking

6. Exit Conveyors

  • Powered Belt Conveyors

7. Reject Conveyors

  • Gravity Roller Conveyors
  • Custom Incoming Gravity Roller Conveyor
  • Outgoing Powered Belt Conveyors
  • Custom Gravity Roller Reject Conveyors
  • Fanuc Robotics
  • Custom EOATs with Schunk Pneumatic Grippers
  • Cognex Vision Inspection
  • IBG Eddy Current Inspection
  • Resonant Inspection System
  • Schunk Linear Servo Belt Drive
  • 8 Station Air Gage System
  • Keyence Laser Markers
  • Safety interlocks
  • RTGC Controls
  • Allen Bradley Controls and HMI

Overview

Overview

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Transmission Housing Inspection, Testing & Assembly Cell

Transmission Housing

This system consists of two (2) robots managing part handling for automation. Various end-of-line operations are performed in this cell such as leak testing, bushing pressing, contact probe gaging, vision inspection, and part stamping for classification.

  • The assembly, testing, and gaging process was too labor intensive.
  • Critical end-of-line machining processes require reliable and repeatable verifications.
  • System capable of running both cases and covers, all in one manufacturing system.

  • Incoming Powered Zoned Conveyor
  • Robotic Integration & EOAT
  • Hydraulic Busing Presses
  • Leak Test Systems
  • Contact Probe Inspection Systems
  • Vision Inspections Systems
  • Part Stamping
  • Cell Fully Integrated, Debugged, and Assembled

1. Incoming Station

  • Customer Provided Powered Conveyor

2. Bushing Press Station

  • Automatic Bushing Press
  • Robotic Material Handling

3. Front Leak Test Station

  • Part-Dependent Leak Test Station
  • Part Impact Marking

4. Front Inspection Station

  • Part-Dependent Leak Test Station
  • Part Impact Marker

5. Rear Leak Test Station

  • Part-Dependent Leak Test Station
  • Part Impact Marking

6. Rear Inspection Station

  • Part-Dependent Leak Test Station
  • Part Impact Marker

7. Reject Conveyors

  • Gravity Roller Conveyors

8. Outgoing Conveyor

  • Roller Power Conveyor

Overview

Overview

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eAxle Gear Box Inspection, Test, Assembly & Laser Marking Cell

eAxle Gearboc

This system consists of six (6) robots maintaining all EOL processes and inspections. Processes include plug press, leak test, contact probe inspections (including diameter, position, flatness, distance and profile measurements), and a camera vision inspection. Parts are then packed out of the cell accordingly in a seamless inline fashion.

  • Critical end-of-line machining processes require reliable and repeatable verifications.
  • Parts required 100% measurement and leak test for all parts in the production volume.
  • The manufactured components required a method of data acquisition and part traceability.

  • Incoming Powered Conveyors
  • Robotic Integration & EOAT
  • Servo Bushing Presses
  • Leak Test System
  • Contact Probe Inspection Systems
  • Vision Inspections Systems
  • Part Stamping
  • Cell Fully Integrated, Debugged, and Assembled

1. Incoming Station

  • Customer Provided Powered Conveyor

2. Contact Probe Gage Station

  • Inspections include:
  • Surface Flatness and Profile
  • Diameter Size and Position
  • Perpendicularity/Parallelism

3. Automatic Torque and Press Station

  • Seal Press Assembly
  • Plug Torque Assembly

4. Leak Test Stations

  • Part Dependent Leak Tests
  • Part Marking

5. Automatic Assembly and Torque Station

  • Dowel Assembly Press
  • Bushing Assembly Press

6. Laser Marker Station

  • Laser Mark Grading

7. Vision Inspection

  • Inspections Include:
  • Assembly Verification
  • Holes and Threads Presence
  • Flatness and Small Surface Defects

8. Outgoing Conveyor

  • Powered Roller Conveyor

9. Reject Conveyors

  • Gravity Roller Conveyors

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